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So anyone here following the latest Christmas reality show?

This is one show that really gets one in a festive mood. Rumour has it that kas and neffie will be entering next year...



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I don't care about Christmas at all.
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joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 12:50:41 PM wrote:I don't care about Christmas at all.
Why? Also, try telling that to your kids. :P
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monty on Dec 4 2015, 12:56:54 PM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 12:50:41 PM wrote:I don't care about Christmas at all.
Why? Also, try telling that to your kids. :P
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monty on Dec 4 2015, 12:56:54 PM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 12:50:41 PM wrote:I don't care about Christmas at all.
Why? Also, try telling that to your kids. :P
Not so hard. In The Netherlands it's not so uncommon to do very little with Christmas. A lot of families don't do presents with Christmas for example, because we've got Sinterklaas. We never have a Christmas tree, but we always buy and decorate one with the whole street. It's set up in the middle of the playground in front of our house. The kids like it, because it's beautiful in the dark. Apart from that, they don't know what Christmas is.
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joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 01:57:21 PM wrote:
monty on Dec 4 2015, 12:56:54 PM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 12:50:41 PM wrote:I don't care about Christmas at all.
Why? Also, try telling that to your kids. :P
Not so hard. In The Netherlands it's not so uncommon to do very little with Christmas. A lot of families don't do presents with Christmas for example, because we've got Sinterklaas. We never have a Christmas tree, but we always buy and decorate one with the whole street. It's set up in the middle of the playground in front of our house. The kids like it, because it's beautiful in the dark. Apart from that, they don't know what Christmas is.
Holland sounds like Grinch Paradise. Do you get offended if someone wishes you Happy Christmas? Btw, I expect that you work during the holidays as you don't observe Christmas, right?
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monty on Dec 4 2015, 02:01:03 PM wrote:
joachimt on Dec 4 2015, 01:57:21 PM wrote:
monty on Dec 4 2015, 12:56:54 PM wrote:Why? Also, try telling that to your kids. :P
Not so hard. In The Netherlands it's not so uncommon to do very little with Christmas. A lot of families don't do presents with Christmas for example, because we've got Sinterklaas. We never have a Christmas tree, but we always buy and decorate one with the whole street. It's set up in the middle of the playground in front of our house. The kids like it, because it's beautiful in the dark. Apart from that, they don't know what Christmas is.
Holland sounds like Grinch Paradise. Do you get offended if someone wishes you Happy Christmas? Btw, I expect that you work during the holidays as you don't observe Christmas, right?
Sure I won't be offended if someone wishes me nice days. But the Christmas part leaves me indifferent. It feels the same as someone wishing me a nice weekend. ;)

Well, if the school was open during Christmas days, I would work. :P
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Time for more Christmas cheer - let's just hope the Dutch Grinch stays away this time.

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That time of the year again? Woe is me...
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HVM on Dec 4 2015, 03:45:35 PM wrote:That time of the year again? Woe is me...
Sounds like your ancestors were from Holland AKA Grinch Paradise.

Anyways, here's one for all who's ever dreamt of being Santa - I give you Santa Claus University:

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Not likely.

Anyway, this is a Ježíšek/Chriskind country so tough luck, Santa.
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Get this for Christmas, all you grinches:

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So has anyone got around to watching Murray and Coppola's latest?

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Time for more Christmas cheer:

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monty on Dec 7 2015, 08:43:50 PM wrote:So has anyone got around to watching Murray and Coppola's latest?
oh I watched this. the day you posted this. and you won't read this right now because you're gone. uhh. it was okay, I guess. It suffers from being in two parts and the two interests of those respective parts are at odds with the abilities of those executing them. and there's about enough material for 10 minutes but they stretch it to an hour. It's a two to five outta ten, depending on if you enjoy Bill Murray, or odd Christmas tunes (Rundgren?), or Miley Cyrus, or those intro/outro bits which are very Sophia Coppola.
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It's that time again and here's a cute vid that's sure to get y'all into the holiday spirit:

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How will you be celebrating the holidays this year Monty?
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Ettinauer226XL on Dec 7 2016, 09:28:14 PM wrote:How will you be celebrating the holidays this year Monty?
Hehe, you just watch that vid again and you should be primed for the holidays.
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Seems like a wasteful way of celebrating it
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I reckon I could make a pretty good Santa, just have to dye the beard grey, definitely got a little bit of the jolly obesity at the moment.
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Hm :think: I guess it's time to reconsider this Christmas thing. Looks like it can be fun arter all.

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I went out for a Christmas tree today (not for myself, of course, but for my daughters), went to IKEA, but the trees were all sold out. I'm so disappointed. :whistling:
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Worked with some kids yesterday. I asked whether or not I should write "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" on the board and they all wanted "Merry Christmas".
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allisoncm on Dec 11 2016, 05:18:27 PM wrote:Worked with some kids yesterday. I asked whether or not I should write "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" on the board and they all wanted "Merry Christmas".
The happy holidays thing is from the politically correct brigade along with festive celibration, but no one in actuality is offended by the words merry Christmas, like a lot of other poliitical correctness the worst type are people offended on others behalf

Merry Christmas by the way.. :lol:
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idk, I've been saying Merry Christmas (guess I usually do) to everyone and while there have been a couple looks of amazement (like - he actually said it - or something) mostly people smile. Seems like it makes people happy.
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I don't think anyone is actually offended by Merry Christmas. It's just so there's an inclusion of the other religious holidays.

Cipp is totally Mr. Edgy McEdgerson for saying Merry Christmas

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Over here regards to this at least most people still do say merry Christmas though. if in Canada or US i would go along with what most peoole do tbh.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... y-holidays

As this points out in the UK Christmas is now mainly secular and tries to include anyone of other religions or none, in US is a bit more religious so corporations go for happy holiday greetings instead

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Yeah I've never heard of anyone ever in the UK having a problem with "Merry Christmas"

I was talking long distance to my Arab friend the other day, who doesn't celebrate Christmas or live in a country that really has Christmas, and he was like "merry christmas" at the end of the conversation. A massive non issue.
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it is a non-issue except among trump fans and their perceived 'war on christmas.' they need christian safe spaces
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My mother and I hadn't seen each other in almost 3 years, so now that she's staying over during the holidays, she has been pretty intrigued by this "movie hobby" I've developped. ^_^

From the beggining it seemed I wasn't gonna have much time for myself, so I decided to take advantage of the situation and show her all my favorite movies... Only to bond and share my interests with her, of course. ;)

On the program tonight: Alien/Aliens double feature, a personal Christmas tradition. She's really squeamish, so it should be fun.
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Any other interesting Christmas film tradition out there? Or does everybody spend his holidays with dear old John McClane?
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i'm watching some russian fairy tales by aleksandr rou

father frost (morozko) was really fun

evenings on a farm near dikanka (vechera na khutore bliz dikanki) not quite as good as starewicz's silent from 1913 with ivan mozzhukin as the devil. it will make fun gifs though

hope your mom enjoys aliens! :thumbsup:
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That cat in the present box :lol:
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i was inspired by your gorilla christmas :smiliz19:
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Hunziker on Dec 25 2016, 06:44:10 PM wrote:My mother and I hadn't seen each other in almost 3 years, so now that she's staying over during the holidays, she has been pretty intrigued by this "movie hobby" I've developped. ^_^

From the beggining it seemed I wasn't gonna have much time for myself, so I decided to take advantage of the situation and show her all my favorite movies... Only to bond and share my interests with her, of course. ;)

On the program tonight: Alien/Aliens double feature, a personal Christmas tradition. She's really squeamish, so it should be fun.
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figured Halloween 4 was fitting - that was yesterday. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) is up next. Might fall asleep to A Christmas Story (1983). That's about as close to tradition as I get. Fararararara.
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Wow - forgot I did horror last Christmas as well. Guess I'm trying for a new tradition. Damn Netflix for not having more checkable holiday horror! Merry Bloody Christmas everyone!

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